is it Summer already?

This year seems to have flown by. I do not know where fall went. or winter. or spring. Now summer is here again.

On my list of things to do before "summer" is buy a non maternity bathing suit. Last year I bought a really nice maternity suit, but this year, although I am pregnant, I'm not big enough for a maternity bathing suit. So hopefully I'll find a nice one that I'll be able to wear this year and next year (hopefully I'm not pregnant next summer too!) There is a public pool here in my town which I am excited to get to use, maybe even today! Since I slacked off with my running I am too scared to start now that I'm pregnant, an elliptical would be nice, but we don't have the money or space for that, so a pool sounds GREAT! Plus, it's a great thing we can do as a family. The girls love water, at least in a tub, hopefully in a pool too!

Cleanliness is next to... impossible

Although I agree that cleanliness is next to Godliness or however that saying goes... but in this house it's almost impossible to get it to be clean and stay clean. I've been cleaning all day and it feels great. I can see my counter, table and desk. I've scrubbed the Kitchen, bathroom and entry floors, when the kids wake up I'll vacuum. I've done 5 loads of laundry, folded 4 of them so far. It's great to have energy, I'm not sure where it's coming from but I don't mind. I think maybe I brought it home from when we were visiting with my in laws. My sister in law and I spent a good 3 hours cleaning up her daughters room. Not really cleaning, but going through and getting rid of things. It was great fun.

I guess my goal to lose weight is off for now, no matter what the liporexall reviews say, I guess I'll have to hold off on that until February or so. ;) I'm sure chasing two kids will keep me in decent shape through this pregnancy. If not chasing them then cleaning up after them. Seriously, I've never seen two kids make this big of a mess before. Maybe it's the small apartment that makes a small mess seem bigger, I don't know. Either way right now it looks pretty good, minus the stains on the carpet. Eventually we'll take care of that.

Guess what?

I'm pregnant. Yup. Another baby is coming to my house. We must be crazy to get pregnant this soon after Caylee since she's only 8.5 months old and still isn't sleeping through the night. Maybe we got carried away in one of Las Vegas Hotels. no not really.

We were planning on waiting until July to try to get pregnant, but God had other plans and we're ok with that. We would like everyone to pray for a healthy baby, since we lost the baby between the girls we are nervous every time we get pregnant.


Bye Bye Chocolate

I enjoyed you for the past few months.

Last week I noticed Caylee started eating less, then she started waking up more (I know, you're thinking how can she wake up more when she doesn't sleep? I've been avoiding blogging about her sleep because she's done pretty good and I didn't want to ruin that!) Anyway, I also noticed her pulling on her ears again while she was falling asleep. So I scheduled a dr appointment and brought her in. Sure enough both ears are infected AGAIN. Last time she had an ear infection it lasted almost two months (that was about 2 weeks ago).

So she's on more antibiodics, and I've been forced to make a decision. I'm going back off dairy. She had no problems (with ear infections) the first 6 months of her life, it wasn't until I started having dairy again that she got an ear infection. We did allergy testing (with blood work) and they came back saying she had no milk allergy, but a mild egg white allergy and a moderate wheat allergy. So I went off wheat. However I really think the milk is behind the ear infections. There's nothing else that has changed.

So from here on out I am on a dairy free, wheat free diet. yay for me. If I don't notice a difference in her in a month maybe I'll go back on dairy, who knows. For now it's bye bye ice cream. :( Maybe the lack of dairy will help her ears stay clear, and maybe the wheat is upsetting her belly which is causing the lack of sleep. Wouldn't it be amazing if in a few weeks I have a happy, healthy baby who sleeps through the night?! That would be a miracle.

She had been doing better with the sleeping, for about 5 or 6 days anyway. three nights she only woke up twice, and only nursed once. The other few days she woke up about 4 times, but still only nursed once. Now she is back to waking up every hour and wanting to nurse every hour. I know it's from the ear infections. I've given up on the No Cry Sleep Solution for now, I feel like we're on the No Sleep, Cry solution instead. It's all part of being a mommy I guess, I know it wont last forever so I'm trying to keep my hopes up.

If she actually goes to sleep tonight I might have to take a long, hot bath and enjoy the quiet. :)


Lexi has a little friend spending the weekend with us. It's going to be a fun weekend. We've had him here one night, so far having 3 kids is pretty fun, of course that might be because Lexi and Camden are the same age and play nicely together. Watching friend's kids is a great job, no employee background check required. Best of all we're getting a date out of it too.

They offered to watch our girls one day next week so Eugene and I can go out. I have to admit, we have failed to take date nights since the girls were born. We've been out about 4 or 5 times since Lexi was born almost 3 years ago. We've been out once since Caylee was born 8 months ago. I would say a date is needed! Someone once told me you only have your kids for 18 years, you have your husband forever. Knowing that should make me really want to focus on our relationship even more. I can't put My relationship with Eugene off for the next 18 years then expect it to be great, because the truth is if I do that, in 18 years Eugene and I wont have a relationship.

So that's one thing I'm gonna work on. I'm sure it wont be weekly date nights, but maybe once a month we'll go out. Once a week we can have at home dates, turn off all electronics and just spend time with each other, talking while playing board games or something! :) We have done the board game thing before, we normally get on kicks where about 4 nights of the week we'll sit up and play cribbage or dominos or some other game. It's great.

Update on the babies.

Lexi and Caylee are growing so fast. Lexi is in a twin bed now, and loves it. We were afraid what she would do at first because we heard horror stories of kids screaming, and coming out of their room all night etc. We tried the baby gate for the first few nights, just in case, but she never even got out of her bed. The biggest thing she does is lock her door while she's up there playing. Luckily the door hardware is broken so it doesn't really lock.

Caylee has an ear infection AGAIN. it took us 2 months to get rid of the last one, now two weeks alter they are back, both ears infected. hopefully this round of antibiotics will clear them up and keep them away.

I'm getting really excited for our camping trip coming up in July, it will be a blast, starting with my cousin's wedding. I was really hoping to lose some weight before then, but I have no self control. Since the race I haven't even been running regularly. It stinks. Hopefully I can get back out there AND control my eating too!


So Today only you can get a free 8x10 photo with the coupon code MOTHER.

I've been trying for the past hour and a half. I keep getting errors, plus it's running so slow because apparently Oprah must have announced it on her show like she did the free KFC meals.

By the way, the new grilled chicken is good. just wait a few days before you go try it, or else you'll wait 40 minutes for your food. :)